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The myth of religions

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 3 Replies

The creation myth of civilizations instructs men to dominate, to conquer, to go forth and multiply. No reasonable person would pay attention to such a god. No hunter-gatherer receives such a senseless message from wise elders.However, that idea…Continue

Tags: masculine, violation, imperative, go forth and multiply,, conquest

Winter Driving, Preparing for the worst

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 1. 2 Replies

Now that we enter the time the Celtics called Imbolc, a pagan celebration of the beginning of spring and season of new life, I ran across this video on preparing for winter driving. It offers reasons for each thing he puts in his vehicles to be safe…Continue

Tags: prepare, driving, winter

A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Chris Dec 26, 2017. 10 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2017. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19, 2017. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 20, 2018 at 10:59pm

Sorry to hear about your husband, kathy: ky

I'm tired of Winter too. My sister has an extraordinarily steep unpaved drive, I appreciate how difficult that can be. Thanks for sharing that you're going through "the worst six months of my life followed by the worst winter on record." We're always interested and care. That's not whining. Sharing your experiences with friends is a strength. You deserve to be heard.
Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2018 at 9:30pm

Never got that impression, Kathy.

Comment by kathy: ky on January 20, 2018 at 9:27pm

I apologize to everyone. I've just had the worst six months of my life followed by the worst winter on record. I didn't mean to sound like I was whining. 

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2018 at 2:17pm

Congratulations, Joan!

Comment by Patricia on January 20, 2018 at 1:03pm

Have a great day, Joan!

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 20, 2018 at 10:38am

Kathy, I'm sorry for your loss.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 20, 2018 at 7:15am

Kathy! I didn't know your husband died. Are you just now telling us? I'm sorry. Hope you're coping alright.

Bertold, thanks for the report on Daniel.

Comment by Plinius on January 20, 2018 at 4:12am

O Kathy - and you rush your message in a bad weather report! I hope you can manage and the good weather will come back soon!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 19, 2018 at 10:57pm

Kathy, this difficult winter takes its toll on you. Do you have family and friends nearby who could help lighten your load? The grieving process presents a long, lonely road; I wish you had someone to comfort you. A nice warm blanket, a hot beverage, someone to talk to who understands the grieving process, are all devices that may help get through the long winter. 

Comment by Patricia on January 19, 2018 at 10:38pm

Sounds terrible, Kathy!

 

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